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Re: Bathroom repairs

Subject: Re: Bathroom repairs
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 10:57:52 EST
In a message dated 11/1/02 6:56:18 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> What is the best way to remove the old grout from between the tiles?

You can get a grout tool if it isn't a large area, or use a Dremel tool for 

> What is the best way to remove old silicone caulking from around the 
> tub?  Is there anything that dissolves silicone caulking or is scraping the 
> only way to do it?  
Scraping is the only way I have found.  Long after the tub has turned to 
rust, the silicone will look like new!  They make plastic tools but I haven't 
had any luck with them.  I used a sharp chisel held flat against the 
porcelain to remove most of it, them follow up with a razor blade type paint 

> Will cleaning the surfaces with alcohol before caulking
> improve adhesion?


Allen Hefner
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